Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the offseason, we send 32 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Los Angeles Rams fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.
So here we go. The 2019 regular season. A new season for the Los Angeles Rams after coming up just short in Super Bowl LIII seven months ago to the day.
The Rams are one of the strongest teams in the league both in power rankings and in odds with a win total over/under of 10.5.
No surprise then that our FanPulse results heading into Week 1 have the Rams feeling extremely confident:
FanPulse results had Rams fans clocking in at 96% responding that they’re confident in the direction of the team. While that’s not as high as the 98% rate heading into free agency, it’s the same referendum: yeah, we’re good.
And optimism at this time of the year is always commonplace. Only three fan bases came in under 50% in confidence in their team’s direction: Arizona Cardinals fans at Revenge of the Birds (47%), Washington FanPulse Respondents at Hogs Haven (36%) and Houston Texans fans at Battle Red Blog (28%). Every other fan base came in over 50% with 14 fan bases over 80%.
Suffice to say, it’s a good time to be a Rams fan.
Our national question of the week revolved around the parity. Right now, the Rams are, between the haves and the have nots, a have. So our perspective rightfully looks at the turnover among playoff teams every year with roughly half of the 12 teams in the playoffs missing out the next year. For the have nots though, that means opportunity! So our national question asked which team that finished last in their division had the best chance to win their division.
The national consensus? The Jacksonville Jaguars:
With Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck retiring, it certainly helps the Jags’ chances. Sure, the Houston Texans are in the way, but we know the NFL changes significantly ever year. Just two years ago, the Jags were on top of the AFC South.
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